Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2016/2017 | Previous academic years:  2019/2020  |  2018/2019  |  2017/2018  |  2015/2016 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176845 Subject title: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 5 Period: 2º S
Department: Economics
Lecturers
OSES ERASO, NURIA (Resp)

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Module/Subject matter

Environmental Economics

(Major in Economic Analysis and Major in Development and Cooperation)

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Descriptors

Economy-environment interdependence. Externalities. Pollution problems. Environmental targets. Environmental policy analysis. International environmental issues. Natural resources. Environmental valuation.

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General proficiencies

CG01 Analytical capacity.

CG04 Writing and speaking in English.

CG07 Solving problems skills.

CG17 Autonomous learning.

CG23 Sensibility towards social and environmental problems.

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Specific proficiencies

CE01 Understand economic institutions as the result of theoretical or formal representations of modern economies.

CE04 Use scientific tools and professional criteria to analyse economic problems.

CE08 Identify and anticipate relevant economic issues relating to the allocation of resources.

CE10 Evaluate the implications of alternative economic policies and select those that better achieve the policy targets.

 

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

CMAE6 Ability to identify, formulate and analyze environmental problems from an economic point of view.

CMAE7 Ability to analyze and evaluate the performance of different instruments of economic policy and possible state intervention in solving environmental problems.

 

DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION
CMDC4 Ability to analyze and evaluate the performance of different instruments of economic policy and possible state intervention in solving environmental problems.

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Learning outcomes

R04: Theoretical foundations of decision making

 

  • Result 1 – Understanding under which circumstances market mechanisms generate “failures”. Describe pollution problems and their economic and environmental implications.
  • Result 2 – Knowing the economic fundamentals to correct market "failures". Identify, analyze and propose different economic policies for the environment.
  • Result 3 – Economically characterize different natural resources. Analyze how to address the optimal use of renewable or non-renewable natural resources.

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Content

Formative activities

Evaluation

Result 1

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Participative lectures

Applied seminars

Researching

Problem sets

(Re)search questions

 

Result 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Participative lectures

Applied seminars

Researching

Problem sets

(Re)search questions

Result 3

Lesson 5

Participative lectures

Applied seminars

Researching

Problem sets

(Re)search questions

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Methodology

  • Participative lectures: presentation of the most important theoretical aspects of each topic.
  • Applied seminars: analysis of case studies; workgroups.
  • Researching and writing about a selected topic.
  • Tutorials: resolution of questions (theoretical and applied). Individual monitoring.
  • Mi Aulario: providing materials to students and evaluation tests.

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Participative lectures CG01; CG04; CG07; CG23; CE01; CE04; CE07;CE08; CE10; CMAE6; CMAE7
Applied seminars CG01; CG04; CG07; CG17; CG23; CE01; CE04; CE07;CE08; CE10; CMAE6; CMAE7
Reaseaching and writing CG01; CG04; CG07; CG17; CG23; CE01; CE04; CE07;CE08; CE10; CMAE6; CMAE7
Tutorials CG01; CG04; CG07; CG17; CG23; CE01; CE04; CE07;CE08; CE10; CMAE6; CMAE7

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Languages

This course is offered in English.

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Evaluation

 

 

Resultado de aprendizaje Sistema de evaluación Peso (%) Carácter recuperable
 R1, R2, R3  Problem sets  30%  Yes
 R1, R2, R3  (Re)search questions  30%  No
 R1, R2, R3  Final exam  40%  Yes
       

 

 

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 – Environment and economy.

1.1. What is environmental economics?

1.2. Analytical toold. Externalities.

 

Chapter 2 – Environmental quality. Targets.

2.1. Economics and environmental quality.

2.2. Pollution damage.

2.3. Abatement costs.

2.4. Socially efficient level of emissions.

 

Chapter 3 – Environmental quality. Instruments.

3.1. Criteria for evaluating environmental policy.

3.2. Decentralized policies.

3.3. Command and control policies.

3.4. Incentive-based policies: taxes and subsidies.

3.5. Incentive-based policies: marketable emissions permits.

 

Chapter 4 – International environmental problems.

4.1. The global environment

4.2. International environmental agreement.

4.3. Depletion of the ozone layer.

4.4. Climate change.

4.5. International trade and the environment.

 

Chapter 5 – Natural resources.

5.1. Renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

5.2. Mineral economics.

5.3. Marine economics.

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Agenda

Chapter 1 (2 weeks)

Chapter 2 (2 weeks)

Chapter 3 (5 weeks)

Chapter 4 (2 weeks)

Chapter 5 (4 weeks)

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Bibliography

Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.


Field, B.C. y Field M.K. (2013): Environmental Economics: An Introduction, (6th edition), McGraw-Hill.

Kolstad C.D. (2010): Environmental Economics, Oxford University Press.

Perman, R.; Ma, Y. McGilvray, J.; Common, M. (2012): Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (4th edition), Pearson.

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Location

UPNA, Campus Arrosadia, Pamplona.

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